Senior Citizen News

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8/9/2017
Yoga May Boost Aging Brains

Changes seen in areas involved with attention and memory, but it's not yet clear if yoga is the cause

8/6/2017
Study Links Moderate Drinking to Reduced Risk of Dementia

But finding comes with cautions against excessive alcohol use over extended periods

8/4/2017
Protein at All 3 Meals May Help Preserve Seniors' Strength

Staves off muscle decline, Canadian researchers suggest

8/2/2017
10 Factors to Predict Bleeding Risk in Stroke Survivors

New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs

7/28/2017
Exercise Not Making Dent in Most Seniors' Down Time

Study found it only cut the amount of sedentary time by 12 minutes each day

7/28/2017
Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year

Medicare is billed more than $1 billion annually for glaucoma treatments alone, researchers say

7/26/2017
Opioid Abuse Down in Younger Americans, But Up Among Older Adults

Rates have doubled in people over 50, report says

7/25/2017
Walking the Dog, All the Way to Better Health

Even in bad weather, seniors get about 30 minutes of daily activity by taking care of their pet

7/18/2017
Special Training Plus Medication Might Help People With Advanced Alzheimer's

Skills lost, such as dressing or bathing, can potentially be relearned, small study suggests

7/17/2017
A Healthy Diet May Help Ward Off Dementia

New studies suggest that, yes, eating right could boost your brain function

7/12/2017
Better Diet, Longer Life?

A large study suggests you're never too old to benefit from a commitment to eating healthier

7/12/2017
Taking the Stairs May Soon Get Easier

New high-tech steps 'recycle' climbers' energy, making the ascent less tough, inventors say

7/12/2017
Did Grandpa's Insomnia Serve an Evolutionary Purpose?

Study suggests older tribe members may have pulled the 'night shift' to watch for danger

7/10/2017
Living With Purpose May Help Seniors Sleep Soundly

Sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome are less common in those with a reason to get up in the morning, study finds

7/7/2017
Seniors' Lungs Can Tackle Exercise

Researchers find older adults' respiratory systems keep up with demands of cycling regimen

7/7/2017
2 of 3 Americans Don't Have 'Advance Directive' for End of Life

Document lets family members know your wishes

7/6/2017
Opioids a Threat to Seniors With COPD

Odds of heart-related death increased in these patients after new painkiller use, researchers say

7/6/2017
Exercise Can Keep Obese Seniors on the Go

Study ties physical activity to ability to perform everyday tasks

7/5/2017
Sleep Problems: An Early Warning Sign of Alzheimer's?

Small study found an association but didn't prove link

6/30/2017
Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don't Ask for Help

Poll found roughly half didn't, but 67 percent who did received assistance from their doctor

6/29/2017
Slowed Walking, Shrinking Brain?

Seniors whose pace dropped showed shrinkage in brain region linked to memory, spatial orientation

6/28/2017
Even at Low Levels, Dirty Air Raises Death Risk for U.S. Seniors

Research suggests blacks, men and the poor are especially vulnerable

6/28/2017
Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline

6/16/2017
Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery

Age is no reason to avoid the operation, Norwegian researchers report

6/16/2017
Are U.S. Teens Now as Inactive as 60-Year-Olds?

The lack of exercise more evident among females than males, study says

6/15/2017
Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: Study

They have less chronic disease than those in their 80s and 90s, researcher says

6/13/2017
Sticky Brain 'Plaques' Implicated in Alzheimer's Again

Researchers believe these substances form in early stages of the memory-robbing disease

6/12/2017
Stay Safe as Summer Temps Soar

ER physician offers advice on avoiding heat health problems

6/9/2017
Fido May Be a Fit Senior's Best Friend

Study finds walking a dog helps older people meet goals for moderate to vigorous exercise

6/7/2017
Excess Alcohol May Speed Muscle Loss in Older Women

After menopause, frequent drinkers had four times the risk of sarcopenia, study found

6/7/2017
U.S. Liver Cancer Deaths Have Doubled Since 1980s: Study

It's now fifth-leading cause of cancer death in men and No. 8 among women

6/6/2017
Persistent Pain May Lead to Memory Troubles

Study even suggests link between chronic aches and dementia risk

5/26/2017
Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People

But study found proper dose of psychiatric drugs might erase that danger

5/26/2017
Warming Climate, More Sleepless Nights?

Poor and elderly will feel the heat the most, study predicts

5/26/2017
Health Tip: Exercise Your Brain Every Day

Here's what seniors can do

5/23/2017
Chances of Successful CPR Dwindle as Seniors Age

Study finds fewer older Americans are trained to do it or receive it if needed

5/22/2017
Study Casts Doubt on Need for Statins in the 'Healthy Old'

But specialists cite research flaws, limitations

5/17/2017
This Combo Workout May Suit Obese Seniors Best

Aerobic-plus-resistance regimen boosts bone and muscles, study shows

5/17/2017
Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care

Study found older patients' hospital survival was slightly higher when their physician was younger

5/9/2017
Wives, Daughters Shoulder Most of Alzheimer's Care Burden

Careers, finances may take a hit because of caregiving demands, researchers say

5/8/2017
Scientists Uncover Root of Graying, Thinning Hair

Findings in mice might lead to treatments that stop baldness and gray hair

5/4/2017
When Grandparents Raise Grandkids, Are They Up to Date on Child Safety?

Study found some lacked info on baby sleep positioning, proper fever relief

5/3/2017
Gene Mutation May Speed Alzheimer's Decline

If beta-amyloid plaques are present in the brain, process is even faster, study finds

5/2/2017
Sleeping Pills Boost Danger of Falls, Fractures in Older Users

And newer drugs like Ambien, Lunesta are no safer in this regard, review found

4/28/2017
Seniors Often Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines

By 85, many could use a hand, study finds

4/28/2017
Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel

Some even do it with kids in the car, survey finds

4/27/2017
Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors

1 in 4 cases of age-related macular degeneration initially goes unrecognized, research suggests

4/24/2017
Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

4/20/2017
Nursing Home Program Offers Alternatives to Antipsychotic Drugs

New method helped quell undesirable behavior by recognizing dementia patients' unmet needs

4/19/2017
Strength Training Might Help Prevent Seniors' Falls

Exercise helps improve balance and age-related muscle loss, doctor says